Iranian scholars to discuss Pinter’s plays

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) -- Iranian scholars will discuss Harold Pinter’s two plays during a seminar at the University of Tehran on May 27.

University professor Alireza Ja’fari, dramatist Chista Yasrebi, translators Alireza Behnam and Sara Khalili will discuss Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” and “The Room.”


The session will be held at the Center for Artistic Cultural Creativity of the University of Tehran which is located on Enqelab Ave, west of the intersection with Vali-e Asr.



Sydney festival to screen two Iranian films


TEHRAN -- The Sydney Film Festival will screen Iran’s “Shirin” and “About Elly.”


Directed by Abbas Kiarostami, “Shirin” is a parade of close-ups of 112 Iranian actresses and also French star Juliette Binoche who are in a theatre following a Persian love story.


Asghar Farhadi’s “About Elly” tells the story of middle class Iranians whose trip to the Caspian Sea turns into a tragedy as they try to uphold their social customs.


The films will be screened at the Push Me to the Edge Section of the festival which will be held from June 3 to 14.



Iranian readers to peruse Brautigan’s “A Love Letter”


TEHRAN -- The Persian version of Richard Brautigan’s “A Love Letter from the State Insane Asylum” will be released by the Cheshmeh Publications in near future.


The book is translated by Mehdi Navid who previously translated Brautigan’s “Please Plant This Book” and it has been published in Persian for the first time.


Richard Brautigan (1935–1984) was a 20th century American writer whose novels and stories often have to do with black comedy, parody, satire, and Zen Buddhism.





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